November 23, 2008; Kansas City, MO, USA; Buffalo Bills tight end Derek Schouman (80) goes in for the touchdown in the second half against the Kansas City Chiefs at Arrowhead Stadium. The Bills won 54-31. Mandatory Credit: Denny Medley-US PRESSWIRE

New Orleans Saints make some roster moves before camp; Hicks possible to PUP list

The New Orleans Saints made some roster moves before practice has even begun at training camp and defensive lineman Akiem Hicks may have to spend some time on the active physically unable to perform list.

The Saints announced today that they had waived undrafted rookie wide receiver Kevin Hardy and signed veteran tight end Derek Schouman and wide receiver Marques Clark.

Schouman has spent time with the Buffalo Bills, St. Louis Rams, and Washington Redskins.  Schouman may have been brought in for some camp competition since his career stats aren’t that great with 27 receptions for 275 yards and one touchdown.

With Clark, nothing is known except that he was a star wide receiver for Henderson State while he was there especially in the 2005-2006 season.  He played for the California Football Alliance’s National City Bears last season, which has me thinking he’a a camp body at best.

Third round draft choice Akiem Hicks fractured his hand during OTA’s which may have him placed on the active/physically unable to perform(PUP) list.  Interim head coach Joe Vitt said there is still some spacing in the fracture and they just want to be cautious, but he should return on Monday.


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Tags: Akiem Hicks Derek Schouman Joe Vitt Kevin Hardy Marques Clark New Orleans Saints


    Didn’t see that coming…..
    Maybe just camp bodies, but the Schouman signing might mean D. Thomas isn’t 100%.
    God I hate the injury bug.

  • Gene Higginbotham

     Yeah Clark is most likely a camp body.  Schouman has actually battled the injury bug himself(knee).  Thomas says he’s good but we’ll see.  Concussions are nothing to play with, especially when he had two almost back to back.  If they wanted insurance at tight end, they should have gone after Visanthe Shiancoe before he signed with the Patriots(signed a one year for only $1.2 million).  Really no more on the market except for Shockey, Bo Scaife, and maybe one or two more.